The Essentials Of Fakarava
1. An Ecosystem Completely Preserved
Classified by Unesco, Fakarava belongs to a biosphere reserve grouping six other atolls, one of the 650 existing in the world. In order to protect the ecosystem and biodiversity, human activity is severely limited and must be carried out within the framework of sustainable development. Thus protected, the flora and fauna thrive in harmony in incredible dimensions. Fakarava is a natural wonder.
In the heart of this natural paradise, you will be in the presence of dense vegetation, an astonishing biodiversity on land, intense aquatic activity, not to mention fantastic coral gardens. There are countless endemic animal and plant species. Each dive, each trip in the sea or on land is a profound change of scenery and a source of wonder. Fakarava is a natural jewel of a rarely equaled intensity.
2. Exceptional Dives
Fakarava is renowned for the diversity and intensity of its aquatic life and is a favorite with divers from around the world. The sites of the two passes, Garuae in the north and Tumakohua in the south, are the focus of attention. Expect strong emotions, from amazement to thrill. Indeed, these passes are home to walls of sharks, where several hundred individuals fly overhead and graze on wetsuits.
The Garuae pass is the widest in French Polynesia, allowing the whole ocean and its inhabitants to enter the lagoon. The density is such that you will not know where to look. To the south, Tumakohua is more suitable for observation. In both cases, diving in Fakarava is reserved for a well-informed and experienced public.
3. An Intimate Destination
Although Fakarava is mainly a destination for scuba diving, the visit of the atoll is worth the detour. You will discover breathtaking landscapes, entirely preserved, giving your adventure the taste of an initiatory retreat. While waiting for the divers to return, the place is deserted and the immersion in nature will never seem so intense.
You will explore Fakarava in search of an archaeological and architectural heritage, where coral churches rub shoulders with the remains of ancient marae. Above all, it is a unique encounter with an absolutely fascinating island population. Far from the traditional tourist circuits, they will share their knowledge of the Paumotu culture and their love for Fakarava. Some will say that they discovered French Polynesia on the atoll.
Fakarava In A Nutshell
Fakarava offers an extraordinary experience in contact with nature. Its flora and fauna can be discovered during excursions on the motus and dives in the passes. There is a delicate atmosphere of contemplation and adventure on the atoll. The moment will be memorable and will leave a lasting impression, as much for the divers as for the others.
It is a demanding destination, both in terms of comfort and budget. However, it is likely that you will not regret it. For a short stay or for non-divers, two to three nights are necessary. On the other hand, diving enthusiasts can easily consider staying five to ten days. For further information, please contact us and we will be happy to advise you.